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CLA020 - Multi-purpose mounting clamp

Posted by Administrator on 10/28/2015 to Products
Multi-Purpose Mounting Clamp



This CLA020 3 Inch mounting clamp is designed to be used with Base Lab Tools standard mounting based like our BAS001 compact mounting base and BAS002 mounting base. These base clamps are used to clamp optical components to the optical table. Base clamps are designed for use with 1/4-20 or M6 mounting screws (not included) to tighten bases in place.

  • 1/4-20 Clearance Slot
  • Designed to clamp plates 3/8" thick or less
  • Low cost

CLA010 - General Purpose Mounting Clamp

Posted by Administrator on 10/28/2015 to Products
General Purpose Mounting Clamp



This CLA010 general purpose mounting clamp is designed to be used with Base Lab Tools standard mounting based like our BAS001 compact mounting base and BAS002 mounting base. These base clamps are used to clamp optical components to the optical table. Base clamps are designed for use with 1/4-20 or M6 mounting screws (not included) to tighten bases in place. These general purpose mounting clamps are proudly made in the USA.
  • 1/4-20 Clearance Slot 
  • Designed to clamp plates 3/8" thick or less 
  • Low cost

October 2015 Newsletter

Posted by Administrator on 10/25/2015 to News
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New! Water Cooled Optical Breadboards.

6Base Lab Tools is happy to broaden our line of optical breadboards to include water cooled breadboards. We were so happy with our initial release of what will be a complete line of liquid cooled breadboards that we had to share. We are currently shipping our 6" x 6" x 3/4" Liquid Cooled Solid Aluminum Breadboards (SAB066-W) from stock, and we have a whole range of sizes on the way.

What we love about this design is that we have really thought ahead about how to make it as useful as possible. We have stuck with what we know from our extensive line of solid aluminum breadboards. We have the features you have come to expect from us.

  • Solid aluminum water cooled optical breadboard are made in the USARounded outside corners for a more safe lab environment.
  • A true 1/2" border so two breadboards may be joined together and still hold 1" spacing between tapped holes.
  • All of our breadboards have at least 5 counterbore mounting holes and the liquid cooled breadboards are no exception.
  • As with all of our tables and breadboards, they are made in the USA in our Pennsylvania facility.
Solid aluminum water cooled optical breadboard schematic diagram

Even more unique about our water cooled optical breadboards is that they have unique double counterbore mounting holes which allow them to be mounted in two ways. One way allows for direct contact with the copper tubing carrying the cooling liquid and the other allows for the the alluminum breadboard itself to be used as a large heatsink which is then cooled by the copper tubing.
Solid aluminum water cooled optical breadboard mounting options

All liquid cooled breadboards use standard 3/8" outer diameter copper tubing and can easily be fitted with hardware store slip fitting and plastic tubing to connect to your chiller or liquid source.

Visit www.BaseLabTools.com today to see this and other new breadboards we are introducing.

How to press fit a 1/4-80 fine adjustment screw bushing

Posted by Administrator on 10/21/2015 to Products
Fine adjustment screw tutorial 1/4-80 threads
This video is part of the Base Lab Toolsfine adjustment screw tutorial page detailing how to drill and press fit a Base Lab Tools 1/4-80 fine adjustment screw bushing (TB250-80-0438) into an aluminum plate. This would be the first step in using this 1/4-80 fine adjustment screw bushing to build a custom mount or translation stage.



Base Lab Tools offers a wide selection of fine adjustment screws and bushings at (http://www.baselabtools.com/Adjusters_c_33.html).



In this video, the 1/4-80 fine adjustment screw bushing used was the TB250-80-0438 which can be found at (http://www.baselabtools.com/14-80-Bushing--044-in-716-in-Long_p_249.html).



The drill used was a 9/32 and a 5/16 reamer was used to make the hole to size and round.



For fine adjustemt screws and many other photonics and optics related products including optical breadboards, optical tables, opto-mechanics, fine adjusters and optics come to http://www.baselabtools.com/




4" x 36" x 1/2" Solid Aluminum Breadboard - SAB043

Posted by Administrator on 10/21/2015 to Products

Base Lab Tools offers hundreds of optical breadboards from stock and custom. This video features our 4" x 36" x 1/2" black anodized solid aluminum optical breadboard (SAB043). Highlighting its the features.

  • Rounded corners for more safe laboratory environment
  • Designed with true 1/2" border allowing 1" spacing to be maintained when joining two breadboards together.
  • All breadboard sizes have at least 5 counterbore mounting holes for center mounting and greater stability.
  • All Base Lab Tools breadboards and tables are proudly made in the USA.

See this breadboard at:
http://www.baselabtools.com/4-in-x-36-in-Solid-Aluminum-Optical-Breadboard-Black-Anodized_p_26.html

For our full selection visit:
http://www.baselabtools.com/

More Slim Aluminum Breadboards - SAB121-S & SAB128-S

Posted by Administrator on 10/19/2015 to Products
Two popular sizes for the 1/4" slim solid aluminum breadboards are the 12" x 12" x 1/4" solid aluminum breadboards (SAB121-S) and the 12" x 18" x 1/4" solid aluminum breadboard (SAB128-S).

Base Lab Tools offers hundreds of optical breadboards from stock and custom.
  • Ideal for weight critical applications
  • Rounded corners for more safe laboratory environment
  • Designed with true 1/2" border allowing 1" spacing to be maintained when joining two breadboards together.
  • All breadboard sizes have at least 5 counterbore mounting holes for center mounting and greater stability.
  • All Base Lab Tools breadboards and tables are proudly made in the USA.
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When weight matters what optical breadboards to use?

Posted by Administrator on 10/16/2015 to Products
There are often special optical applications that restrict the weight of the optical breadboard being used. In the application the equivalent of an optical table skin can be used to reduce weight. Base Lab Tools now offers our slim solid aluminum breadboards which are only 1/4" thick for these demanding optical breadboard requirements.

The first introduction in our product line was the SAB066-S which is a slim (1/4" thick), lightweight version of our standard 6" x 6" solid aluminum optical breadboard. The SAB066-S is depicted in the schematic below:


At less than 1 pound in weight this aluminum breadboard is half the weight of Base Lab Tools standard 1/2" standard solid aluminum optical breadboards.

  • Weighs less than 1 pound
  • Rounded corners for more safe laboratory environment
  • Designed with true 1/2" border allowing 1" spacing to be maintained when joining two breadboards together.
  • All breadboard sizes have at least 5 counterbore mounting holes for center mounting and greater stability.
  • All Base Lab Tools breadboards and tables are proudly made in the USA.
The video below highlights Base Lab Tools SAB066-S slim solid aluminum breadboard which can be purchase black anodized or unanodized (for vacuum applications).





4" x 18" x 1/2" Aluminum Optical Breadboard - SAB048

Posted by Administrator on 10/15/2015 to Products
4" x 18" x 1/2" Solid Aluminum Optical Breadboard, Black Anodized. Each aluminum breadboard has 1/4-20 tapped holes on 1 inch centers. Include 5 countersink mounting holes for rigid and single post mounting.

Base Lab Tools offers hundreds of optical breadboards from stock and custom.

  • Rounded corners for more safe laboratory environment
  • Designed with true 1/2" border allowing 1" spacing to be maintained when joining two breadboards together.
  • All breadboard sizes have at least 5 counterbore mounting holes for center mounting and greater stability.
  • All Base Lab Tools breadboards and tables are proudly made in the USA.



4" x 6" x 1/2" Aluminum Optical Breadboard - SAB046

Posted by Administrator on 10/14/2015 to Products
4" x 6" x 1/2" Solid Aluminum Optical Breadboard, Black Anodized. Each aluminum breadboard has 1/4-20 tapped holes on 1 inch centers. Include 5 countersink mounting holes for rigid and single post mounting.

Base Lab Tools offers hundreds of optical breadboards from stock and custom.
  • Rounded corners for more safe laboratory environment
  • Designed with true 1/2" border allowing 1" spacing to be maintained when joining two breadboards together.
  • All breadboard sizes have at least 5 counterbore mounting holes for center mounting and greater stability.
  • All Base Lab Tools breadboards and tables are proudly made in the USA.

4" x 12" x 1/2" Aluminum Optical Breadboard - SAB041

Posted by Administrator on 10/13/2015 to Products

12" x 12" x 1/2" Aluminum Optical Breadboard - SAB121

Posted by Administrator on 10/10/2015 to Products
12" x 12" x 1/2" Aluminum Optical Breadboard - SAB121

12" x 18" x 1/2" Aluminum Optical Breadboard - SAB128

Posted by Administrator on 10/9/2015 to Products
12" x 18" x 1/2" Aluminum Optical Breadboard - SAB128

30" x 30" x 1/2" Solid Aluminum Optical Breadboard - SAB303

Posted by Administrator on 10/9/2015 to Products
30" x 30" x 1/2" Solid Aluminum Optical Breadboard - SAB303

6" Vertical breadboard bracket - BRK060

Posted by Administrator on 10/8/2015 to Products
See our new video about Base Lab Tools BRK060 small vertical mounting bracket for solid aluminum optical breadboards.